Oct. 11, 1998 Held


Republic of Azerbaijan

Election for Azerbaijani Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,358,465
Valid Votes:3,293,647
Invalid Votes:64,818

Vote Share by Candidate:

Heydar ALIYEV2,556,059


Etibar MAMEDOV389,667


Nizami SULEYMANOV270,709


Firudin HASSANOV29,244


Ashraf MEHTIEV28,809


Khanhuseyn KAZYMLY8,254

Election Results Modified: Feb 13, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Azerbaijan

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Heydar ALIYEV
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Artur RASIZADE
  • Assembly: Azerbaijan has a unicameral National Assembly (Milli Mejlis) with 125 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Milli Mejlis) 125 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Heydar ALIYEV
    • Party: New Azerbaijan Party (YAP)
  • Etibar MAMEDOV
    • Party: Azerbaijan National Independence Party (AMIP)
    • Party: Independent Azerbaijan Party
  • Firudin HASSANOV
    • Party: Azerbaijan Communist Party
  • Ashraf MEHTIEV
    • Party: Association of Victims of Political Repression
  • Khanhuseyn KAZYMLY
    • Party: Azerbaijan Social Welfare Party

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on October 3, 1993. In this election, Heydar ALIYEV received 92.8% of the vote and thus won the election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,855,576 (July 1998 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,255,717

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,047,297 (1998)

·         Is Azerbaijan a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Azerbaijan ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (10 July 1995)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 15 (as of 1995 elections) 

·         Human Development Index Position: 78 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Azerbaijan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (9 January 2008)

·         Has Azerbaijan ratified CRPD: Yes (28 January 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,178,336 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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